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ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University in St. Petersburg is a recognized leader in optics, photonics and IT. Over the past few years, it has developed from a specialized technical institute into a trailblazer shaping the national education and research policy in Russia. We know that persistence and vision pay off.

Our new approach to learning – ITMO Code – programs the University of the Future and focuses on the individual, providing them with opportunities for holistic, multi-faceted development and inspiring them to tackle global challenges.

ITMO Code builds on the values of respect for the individual, integrity, academic freedom, openness and love. It blends fundamental and unique competencies and also recognizes the importance of professional and soft skills, which is a completely new area for Russian universities. Starting in 2018-2019 academic year, soft skills are part of the core curriculum at ITMO.

To help make the educational process more effective, we developed and launched ITMO.EXPERT initiative where professors and instructors learn new skills in digital tech, teamwork and game technology through peer learning.

Our biggest and boldest project right now is ITMO.HIGHPARK, a $650 million development that will be the University’s new campus and a major cluster for education, research and innovative manufacturing in St. Petersburg.

ITMO University loves to break new ground and it’s serious about the results. In 2017, our students became the only team in the world to win ACM ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest seven times. ITMO placed 76th in THE World University Rankings in Computer Science and 27th in THE World University Rankings: BRICS & Emerging Economies.


Master's degree
Art & Design Length Location
Art & Science 2 years Saint Petersburg
Business Information Systems 2 years Saint Petersburg
Computer Science & IT
Quantum Communications and Femtotechnologies 2 years Multiple (2)
Robotics 2 years Multiple (3)
Data Science & Analytics
Big Data and Machine Learning 2 years Saint Petersburg
Data, Culture and Visualization 2 years Saint Petersburg
Network and Cloud Technology 2 years Saint Petersburg
Information Technology
Computer System Information Security 2 years Multiple (2)
Digital Control Systems 2 years Saint Petersburg
Engineering & Technology
Applied Optics 2 years Saint Petersburg
Environmental Engineering
Bioengineering and Biotechnical Systems 2 years Multiple (3)
Material Engineering
Advanced Materials and Technologies of Photonics 2 years Multiple (2)
Health & Well-Being
Food Safety & Quality
Food Quality And Safety 2 years Saint Petersburg
Humanities & Culture
Sustainable Development
Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production 2 years Multiple (2)
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 2 years Saint Petersburg
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 2 years Saint Petersburg
Chemistry of Applied Materials 2 years Saint Petersburg
Infochemistry 2 years Saint Petersburg
Functional Materials in Optoelectronics 2 years Saint Petersburg
Light Guide Photonics 2 years Saint Petersburg
Lighting Design 2 years Saint Petersburg
Nanophotonics and Metamaterials 2 years Saint Petersburg
Physics and Technology of Nanostructures 2 years Saint Petersburg
Quantum Materials 2 years Saint Petersburg
Summer / Short course
Computer Science & IT
Information Technology
Summer Schools in IT and Programming 4 weeks Saint Petersburg
Humanities & Culture
Sustainable Development
Summer School in Science and Sustainable Development Saint Petersburg
Summer Schools in Russian Language and Culture Saint Petersburg
Summer Schools of Science and Research Saint Petersburg

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ITMO University has more than ten dorm options on offer, and it is our priority to provide international students with housing. All of our dorms are located in close proximity to St. Petersburg metro stations, so getting to university won’t be a problem. Welcome to your new home! Good company is guaranteed.


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Based on 10 reviews

Sahin U.
When I compare this program to programs in Europe and America, ITMO University wins. It’s inexpensive and efficient. The education here is high quality, and the program addresses important and relevant topics and issues. They have great specialists who know how to approach this subject, and teach you how to use relevant softwares.
Paul J.
This experience exceeded my expectations. I am impressed the teachers and their expertise. Thanks to them, I have made good progress in understanding how the language is structured and formed, and I will be able to progress by myself. This program has set a good foundation for that.
Mrinal V.
Interdisciplinarity is our future. There was a time when we studied scientific fields in isolation from each other, but then, the challenges were different, which had to do with particular conditions like the state of sciences’ development. Now, you just can’t have anything against interdisciplinarity. As for me, I choose a program that brought ...
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ITMO University Saint Petersburg

49 Kronversky Pr.
197101 Saint Petersburg

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